This week our theme at Shop and Crop was to scrap the "less than stellar photos". Well, I have quite a few of those ;). Although, I have to say that by the time I'd photoshopped the crap out of these two, they actually didn't look too bad. The papers are "Zach's Life" from Little Yellow Bicycle. Great papers if you have a big boy or two in your life.
Journaling: Over the last three or four years I've seen the way your work has slowly encroached on the rest of your life. The long hours, the frequent trips interstate, the late nights in front of the computer. I see the responsibilities, the demands, the challenges. I see that you do it for us - for Jamie and me. So that we can live the life that we do. So that we can invest for the future. I see you worrying about that future and I wish I could ease your worries. But I know I can't. It's your nature. So I just want you to know that I'm proud of you. For all you do. For all you achieve.
My poor DH. He hates having his photo taken. I have so few photos of him. This is one of the rare photos. I snapped it late one night when he wasn't aware I had the camera out. The flash had created shadows and the colours were all off - the walls were grey instead of cream, lol. Plus, there was all this clutter in the foreground - papers and more papers. With some major cropping and a lot of playing with levels and colours in photoshop, it's come up OK. I would never have scrapped this photo without this week's challenge. And it's important that I did, for the journaling if nothing else.
This is a photo that I love dearly but probably would never have scrapped, as it's just not in focus. My poor old point&shoot has its limitations when it comes to swings. The autofocus is just too slow. I could hear it churning away, trying to get a fix on Jamie, but then by the time it focussed he had swung back away out of focus again. I've photoshopped the photo a bit to pop the colours and increase the sharpness and contrast (to try and make up for the general fuzziness ).
Go check out the DT Gallery - so much good inspiration there for those less-than-perfect photos.
I have an article in the S&C newsletter so I'll be back tomorrow to share some layouts from that! Til then. Have a good day :)